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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Royal Engineers loading supplies from ships onto trains at Bandar Sharpur and Ahwaz, Iran.
Description: Lettering on side of van reads "return to Harwich". Sergeant Quiet chalking "Russia" over the original names on the side of the van. Ships and trucks at the quay. Crate containing aeroplane parts loaded from ship over to truck. Loaded train on the wharf. Persian shunter shifting points on the quay. Sergeant Willby waves the train on. Lead being loaded by local workers on to quay. Crate of Ford spares being loaded into truck. Winch and operator at work. Sergeant Eakes (?) on side of wagon signalling directions to winch operator. Line of wagons carrying Indian-made Bren carriers moving off for Ahwaz. Sergeant Lawrence and Persian station master check time and signal train to start. Ships unloading on Wharf Two. Austrian-built shunting locomotive. Heavy duty LMS (London Midland Scottish) locomotive taking supplies to Ahwaz. Ships in background. Sapper Carlson inspecting a loaded wagon. Goods train loaded with grain. Wagons containing oil. Train entering Ahwaz watched by Captain Robins (Traffic Superindent) and Sergeant Wilde (Station Master). Soldiers supervising in marshalling yard. Sapper painting "WD" on the side of a completed LMS locomotive in the repair shop. Sapper Frederick rivetting a side plate. Work being carried out in the assembly shop.